Principal’s Welcome

I am very proud to be the Principal of Ilam School. Ilam is a very friendly and positive school where children strive for excellence in their scholastic, cultural and sporting pursuits and there are high expectations for behaviour.

The children who attend Ilam are considerate and supportive of each other and are fortunate to be offered a wealth of opportunities to spark their interests, feed their enthusiasm and extend their creativity. Whether it is programmes offered as part of the curriculum or extra-curricula activities, the range offered goes towards creating well-rounded individuals with a richness of experiences.

While all of the New Zealand Curriculum areas are taught, the emphasis of teaching and learning programmes is Maths and English in order to build a solid foundation for future learning.

The students of Ilam School have the opportunity to gain much more than a basic education due to the high quality of the teaching and support staff who work together to provide a breadth of educational experiences in a friendly and caring school community.

Children at Ilam develop as self-regulated learners with a strong moral ethic to ‘do the right thing!’

A unique partnership with the University of Canterbury

Ilam School has a close relationship with the University of Canterbury, which is located on our northern boundary. Staff and students from the university provide contributions to class and individual programmes, opening exciting new horizons to our children.

An international community

Another unique feature of Ilam, partly due to our location next to the university, is our international community. Children from 62 different cultural and national backgrounds attend Ilam, providing a rich and diverse environment.

To find out more

You are most welcome to come and visit Ilam and get a feel for the school yourself. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to know more about Ilam or make an appointment so that I can show you around this very special place.



Ilam School Grounds